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2012 Mets don’t need a second lefty in the pen, they need Bob Myrick

August 22, 2012
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Bob Myrick

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you could taste it? And the longer you go without the item, its appeal only increases exponentially? Sometimes when you get that item, it becomes a watershed day in your life. Like when you got your first bike or your first car or your first big promotion. And other times when you get what you longed for, it only turns into a bitter disappointment because the item…

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Mets Game Chatter – 8/21/12

August 21, 2012
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Mets Game Chatter – 8/21/12

Chris Young takes the mound at 7:1 Brian Joura August 21, 2012 – 6:50 pm START 8/21 CHATTER Name August 21, 2012 – 7:02 pm Johan’s not starting Thurs and i’m not surprised one bit Name August 21, 2012 – 7:03 pm Oh, i see you were able to get rid of some of the chat Name August 21, 2012 – 7:15 pm Wow. 3k inning by Young Metsense August 21, 2012 – 7:18 pm…

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Have the Mets Given Up?

August 21, 2012
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Have the Mets Given Up?

I can barely bring myself to pay attention anymore. I’m sure I’m not alone. I’m sure there are other Met fans out there who have decided to get on with their lives and not concern themselves any further with the goings-on in Queens, as evidenced by the acres of empty green plastic at Citi Field. The mornings have gotten colder, it’s dark out when I wake up, the summer is ebbing. Oh, I’m still following…

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Mets Card of the Week: 1979 Pat Zachry

August 21, 2012
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1979 Pat Zachry

1979 TOPPS PAT ZACHRY In his 1978 card, Pat Zachry looked like a college kid. On the 1979 card pictured here, Zachry looks like a middle-aged man on a first-name basis with the clerk at the local liquor store. I wish I had a current photo of him. I’d like to think he still has the bushy beard but I have my doubts. Of course there were always doubts about Zachry. Why would the Reds…

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Mets Game Chatter – 8/20/12

August 20, 2012
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Mets Game Chatter – 8/20/12

R.A. Dickey takes the mound tonight in search of Win #16 as the Mets take on the Rockies. Scheduled start is 7:1 Metsense August 20, 2012 – 7:11 pm Hi Brian Brian J August 20, 2012 – 7:21 pm Hey Metsense Metsense August 20, 2012 – 7:28 pm I really don’t understand the Rockie 4 man rotation Metsense August 20, 2012 – 7:30 pm Early lead, looks good Name August 20, 2012 – 7:35 pm…

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Mets Minors: Zach Lutz looking to force promotion with bat alone

August 20, 2012
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Zach Lutz

If a player can hit over .300 with good patience and power… why isn’t he playing in the big leagues?  The answers to that question are varied but in the particular case of Zach Lutz, let’s try to get to the bottom of it. Lutz was a 5th round pick for the Mets back in 2007.  Zach’s father, Yogi Lutz (…AWESOME!), was his coach through high school where Lutz played third base (The same position…

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Thoughts on Left on Base and GDPs for the Mets

August 20, 2012
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Alderson, Collins, Wilpon

Sunday the Mets left 10 runners on base and lost, 5-2. The story of the game is they had their chances but could not cash in. It stood in stark contrast to Saturday’s contest, where the Mets left only three runners on base but won the game. It’s easy to view Left On Base (LOB) as a negative thing but if you are ever asked to lead the league in a negative category, make sure…

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Mets Game Chatter – 8/19/12

August 19, 2012
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Mets Game Chatter – 8/19/12

Mets look to win a series from Washington for the first time all season. Jeremy Herner takes the mound for the 1:35 start Chris F August 19, 2012 – 1:32 pm Test Name August 19, 2012 – 2:08 pm I think a rain out would be good for the Mets. 3-5 aint too shabby vs the Braves/nats/Reds Chris F August 19, 2012 – 2:13 pm I’d take it too Chris F August 19, 2012 –…

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Just how amazing is the Mets’ 42-4 record in runs allowed split?

August 19, 2012
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Dickey & Niese

The Mets beat the Nationals Saturday night, 2-0, to bring their record to 42-4 when they hold their opponents to three runs or fewer. That amazes me. Obviously all teams will have a good record in these situations but for a sub .500 team to be playing at a .913 winning percentage seems significant. So let’s do a little digging to see how unusual this is or isn’t. Overall, the Mets have a .475 winning…

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Mets Game Chatter – 8/18/12

August 18, 2012
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Mets Game Chatter – 8/18/12

Can the Mets ever beat the Nats? Their best chance may come tonight with Jonathon Niese on the mound for the 7:05 start Peter Hyatt August 18, 2012 – 6:49 pm I’d love to see us put together a winning streak. Brian Joura August 18, 2012 – 6:51 pm Hey Peter – I’ll settle for a win tonight! Peter Hyatt August 18, 2012 – 6:54 pm i know, I know. I can’t give up the…

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Zach Lutz leads the list of Mets’ September call-ups

August 18, 2012
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Zach Lutz

Zach Lutz – A right-handed bat with power… go figure!  Who would have thought the Mets had one?  Well, there’s a caveat: Lutz doesn’t play in the outfield and probably can’t.  Because of this, all Lutz can really do is pinch hit and take some starts from Ike Davis.  His: .298/.406/.497 triple slash and his .903 OPS in AAA both speak to him being a useful bat… but the Mets lack for options where to…

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Is it time for Jon Rauch to replace Frank Francisco as closer?

August 18, 2012
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Frank Francisco

The title of this post begs to be asked. Considering that Frank Francisco’s last two outings were-to put it mildly-disastrous, and the fact that he had to be bailed out by Jon Rauch on both occasions, Terry Collins could be leaning towards making Rauch his new closer. Ever since he came off the DL, Francisco has not been quite the same. In four games back from the DL, Francisco has tossed 2.2 innings and has…

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